Flower Diatribe #1
(poetry performance/video POEM)

This poem was performed first at Reed College (Reed Visiting Writers Series, 2016). A separate video performance of the poem and process was made in collaboration with Roland Dahwen / Patuá Films.


“Flower Diatribe #1” was published in Oct 2017 as a hybrid-poetry / visual-poetry piece in Poetry Northwest and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in Poetry.

Performers / Collaborators :
Dao Strom - poem, voice, sound design & editing
Barry Brusseau - ambient sound
Roland Dahwen - filming & editing; projection video
Kyle Macdonald - set construction; man in white suit



(                                                   )

flowers die   flowers recur

in some instances you must surrender to
navigate    it is a navigation of (im)-
passive capacities ...

read the whole poem here


Video stills credit: Patuá Films


Platform-building process
Oct, 2016